Myself as a writer

Ashley - Dillon, Montana
Entered on September 16, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30

As a writer I have grown. In just 3 weeks of class, my writing skills have changed. I used to believe that writing was for smart people or people who had time. Now I realize just how wrong I was. It is not a matter of time anymore. If I want to write then I will take the time to sit down and write. That was my other misunderstanding is that you had to sit down and write. Well that was wrong. I like to stand and take notes or even lie down and write. I like to be in whatever position is most comfortable at the time. Writing used to be hard for me. I would procrastinate just so that I didn’t have to write until I knew what every word was going to say. I like having a rubric to follow. One telling me, for example, in the first paragraph you need to have this and it needs to be this long. That would continue for the whole paper. However this class has made a difference. I can start writing the minute I get the assignment. It might not be the best part but I can always change it after I am done with the rest of the paper or at least a little further along. I don’t even have to include it if I don’t want to. That is the beauty of typing a paper. You can highlight something and click delete and you no longer have to look at it. I hope that everyone will realize that however you feel comfortable writing is how you should write. You should not have to change your writing style or habits just because someone told you that your ideas were wrong. If it only took a person telling you were wrong, we would not have any of the great stories that we have today. My writing style is completely different then the person sitting next to me in a class. I like to write short stories and poems. The person reading my stories might think that I should turn the short story into and actual essay or a longer story at least. I simply take their advice and maybe try to do that. If it doesn’t work out then I will just leave my story short. I will not give up on it just simply take a break from it for a while.